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Despite what you constantly hear from locals, the worst state to drive in isn’t Florida. At least, that’s what WalletHub is telling us. But maybe they’ve never tried to make it across the bridges during 5pm rush hour, or try to drive to Orlando at literally any time of day. WalletHub compiled a study of the best and worst states to drive in. Surprisingly, Florida made it close to the top 10 best states!

Nobody likes being stuck in traffic. It stresses you out, makes people late, and it’s also bad for your wallet. According to WalletHub, congestion costs the average U.S. driver $869 in wasted time with an average of 51 hours spent sitting in traffic. Imagine what you could do with all that time if you weren’t stuck in a car. But there’s more to this study than just congestion and driving habits.  WalletHub based this study off of 4 factors: cost of ownership and maintenance, traffic and infrastructure, safety and access to vehicles and maintenance. Click here to see more on how they got these findings. 

So what is the best state to drive in? According to this study, Iowa ranks #1 in best state to drive in. We imagine it’s because there’s not large amount of people on the roads and you’re mostly driving through flat areas/fields. The last state on the list, making it the worst to drive in, is Hawaii. It was ranked high for days with precipitation and as well as bad infrastructure.

Here are the top 15 Best States to drive in:

  1. Iowa
  2. Georgia
  3. Ohio
  4. Oklahoma
  5. North Carolina
  6. Idaho
  7. Texas
  8. Tennessee
  9. Kansas
  10. Indiana
  11. Alabama
  12. Florida
  13. Illinois
  14. Wyoming
  15. Nebraska